Business Coaching

Business Coaching

Helping You To Transform Your Business

Creating and running a business can be incredibly rewarding. Look where you are now: You have a business that was once an idea in your head - you have created something from nothing. It can feel amazing to see your business grow.

However, it’s not always ‘rosy’ and business leaders can run into problems. Today, more than ever, business leaders are under increasing pressure to continually adapt and grow their businesses in an ever-changing climate:

  • Many leaders feel isolated, and struggle to achieve the success they want in their life and business.
  • They face complex leadership challenges.
  • They often experience high levels of stress - for some, this significantly affects both the performance of their business and home life.

This is where Business Coaching can help. I help business leaders get results in their life and business. I help them to maximise their own performance as well as the performance of their business. I help them get clarity on the challenges that they face; brain-storm strategies to resolve them and move on to help them transform their life and business.

What is Business Coaching?

My Business Coaching programme is a coaching partnership between me and the client (the Business Leader). It’s a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize their personal and professional potential. It facilitates growth for the client.

It’s a unique process for change – it helps the client identify and implement the changes required to resolve the challenges that they face; maximise their own potential as well as maximising the potential of the business.

One of the aims of Business Coaching is to help the client create a clear vision of what success looks like for themself and the business. Coaching also helps the client to create more awareness, accountability and resourcefulness.

The Business Coaching programme consists of a series of 1 to 1 sessions. These sessions are carried out in-person, by video or by phone.

Business Coaching can help the Business Leader get results in many areas of the business including:

  • Increasing Sales
  • Improving Marketing
  • Developing Leadership
  • Developing Strategy
  • Team Building
  • Improving Work-Life Balance
  • Mindset - The mindset of the business leader is the most determining factor when it comes to creating success within the business.

What does it take to create success?

...I like to use the quote from Tony Robbins: “Success is 80% mindset and 20% strategy”.

If the business leader has the right mindset - ultimately, they will implement the right strategy. The mindset of the business leader is the key to unlock the opportunity for success for the business.

What happens in the Coaching sessions?

The client brings a topic to the initial coaching session to discuss with me (see ‘When can Business Coaching help?’ below - for example topics). Typically, the topic is used as the theme for the whole Business Coaching programme (as the topic tends to be a big one). The client and I explore the topic in detail to help define a clear outcome (the ‘big goal’) for the programme.

The ‘big goal’ is usually broken down into smaller goals and ‘milestones’ and these are worked on in the individual sessions. Time is then spent exploring the current situation around the topic in detail. The client and I move on to strategise together to identify and evaluate options to achieve the required outcome. I use a variety of coaching techniques and strategies to support and challenge the client during the coaching sessions.

The client decides on the specific action/s that he or she will commit to, to work on after the session. Coaching also occurs between the sessions as this is when the client works on the agreed action/s and client learning is further developed. I provide support to the client during this time. The outcome of the action/s is reviewed at the next session before determining the next topic and goal to work on.

Why work with me?

I have over 30 years of business experience. Before creating my coaching business ‘New Perspectives’, I was co-founder and director of a successful mobile technology company. With my business partners, we developed the business from zero to an annual 8-figure turnover and employed over 30 people.

We navigated the business through the turbulent times of the 2008 global financial crisis; developed the business; helped many customers along the way and on to the successful acquisition of the business. This experience has provided me with a solid foundation to help business leaders through my Business Coaching programme.

I’m an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach. I combine my business knowledge, experience and extensive coach training to help my business clients create the life and business that they want.

Who do I work with?

I work with…

  • Business Owners
  • Directors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Professionals who want to create a business

Here are testimonials from some of my recent clients:

“I was a bit sceptical when I started Business Coaching. But now I am so pleased I did! Kev managed to bring out the business skills I had forgotten I had and gave me the confidence to tackle some issues I knew I had to address but had put off. Our conversations allow me to bounce off ideas that I couldn’t digest during the normal working day and gave me food for thought. After each session I felt refreshed and ready to take on whatever was thrown at me. He has a knack of asking questions that he knows you have the answers to if you dig deep enough and encourages you to find them and to believe in yourself.”

Karen Anfield – Director - 3X Software Ltd

“Being coached by Kev has given me the opportunity to unashamedly think just about myself and the future and to get clarity about my own business development without feeling time-pressured. It’s lonely at the top: I don’t have anyone to talk to about decisions affecting my businesses. No-one should be an island. I was an island before Kev. Coaching is unlocking my blocks. Having the experience of someone else who is in business and speaking through solutions has been very beneficial to me. Coming up with a list of achievable goals to deliver and knowing you need to deliver them is what I wanted out of the coach - and is what I am getting.”

Shelly Barratt – Director - Coya Marketing

“Over the last 6 months Kevin has worked with me as my Executive Coach, during this time he has coached me through a number of key areas. As a coach, he is very calm, knowledgeable and most importantly insightful, he has a great ability to ask the right question or use the right intervention just at the right moment. Working with Kevin has been a very reinforcing and positive experience, where he has afforded me the time and space to allow me to work through the areas I brought to each session in a creative and supportive manner. Kevin is a very natural Coach and I would highly recommend him.”

Alan Cheung - Behavioural
Management Director – Costain Group plc

When can Business Coaching help?

Business Coaching can help at all stages during the life of a business. Here are some example topics my clients bring to the coaching programme that we work on together:

  • “I want to create a business but I’m not sure what to do next”
  • “I don’t know what to do next with my business”
  • “I’m really stressed and feel like I’m burning myself out”
  • “I think I lack focus – I’m all over the place!”
  • “I seem to be doing all of the work in my business – how can I manage my team more effectively?”
  • “How can I hire the right person?”
  • “I want to make more money”
  • “How can I find more customers?”
  • “How do I resolve the problems that I’m facing?”
  • “I have no time - how can I get the things done that I need to?”
  • “How can I grow my business?”
  • “I have cash-flow problems - how can I make my business more profitable?”
  • “My business is stressing me out and this is affecting my health and my home life - what can I do?”
  • “I want to spend more time with my family - how on earth do I create more time?!”
  • “I’ve had enough with my business – I want out!”

What are the benefits of Business Coaching?

Here are some of the benefits of Business Coaching with me:

  • Time to think – It’s rare in business today to have time to think without any interruptions. In the coaching sessions there’s no phone to answer and no emails to respond to. This means you’ll have time to clear your head, see your priorities clearly and think about what you want for you and your business.
  • Manages stress – My clients often comment that they arrive at the coaching sessions, stressed and overwhelmed about a ‘calamity’ that’s going on with the business or in their life – but they leave the sessions with energy - feeling refreshed. The sessions give you an opportunity to step back from the ‘drama’ which means you’ll be able to look at it from a different perspective; feel less stress and leave the sessions feeling more resourceful.
  • Independent, confidential conversations - Many of my clients don’t have anyone that they can talk to confidentially about the challenges that they face and the ideas they have for the future. I’m independent to your business and I have many years’ experience owning and running a business which means you’ll be able to talk to me freely and in confidence.
  • Extracting your ideas - One of my clients mentioned that one of the main benefits of business coaching was the opportunity to extract all the ideas in his head which meant that he could ‘see’ them and then do something with them!
  • I’m your ‘sounding board’ –My discretion can be trusted. I’m 100% on your side. Being your ‘sounding board’ means that I’ll ‘test’ and challenge your ideas and any limiting beliefs that show up! I’m like your ‘ideas’ sparring partner!
  • Developing strategy and direction -The coaching sessions can be used to create a strategy and direction for you and your business. Together we’ll focus on the desired outcomes you want and we’ll ‘brain-storm’ solutions to achieve them. I’ll help you to clarify goals and actions so that you’ll be able to create a strategy to grow your business.
  • Problem solving –The coaching sessions are often used to help my clients resolve a business or life-related problem. We’ll explore any problems that you face in detail and look for options to resolve them which means you’ll be more resourceful to handle more complex problems in the future.

Business Coaching Programme

My Coaching Programmes are covered by a coaching agreement, with confidentiality underpinning everything I do. I subscribe to the International Coach Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics (details of which are available upon request).

Click on my ‘Platinum Business Leader’ Coaching programme below for more details.

If you have any questions CLICK HERE to contact me.

Business Coaching programmes


TESTIMONIALS FROM SOME OF MY MOST RECENT CLIENTS

I started my career coaching journey with Kev 12 months ago. I can say with all honesty that it's been life changing! He's given me the space and guidance I needed to look at my own thoughts and actions and it's lead to me being able to manage my anxiety and find drive and ambition I didn't know existed! I'd recommend coaching with Kev to anyone!
Nia Baker
Manager, UK
The reason I decided to look for a coach was to become unstuck in my career, within one session I gained the confidence to apply for a new job and got it! I needed clarity on what I wanted in my working life which inevitably with Kev’s coaching style bumped into other areas of my life that needed fine tuning. I seemed to have a gap between the real me and the outdated story I was telling myself. With Kev’s help I was able to realise I didn’t need to be more, less, better or worse, that I was resourceful already, can use my intuition to good effect and that it was OK being me. Kev’s relaxed style made it easy for me to move forward and I left each session feeling positive. I would thoroughly recommend giving Coaching a go with Kev.
J.A. North Wales
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I found Kevin an incredibly talented as a coach. From the first session I had with him, I could tell the deep knowledge and passion he has toward helping his clients. His uplifting skills and positive energy helped me to open up in many aspects of my life and business path. I enjoyed his new approach that he used in every coaching session. You will be thinking that he is done with you, then he'll surprise you about a challenge that will stretch your brain in many ways. Kevin is a coach by nature, and by many other natural traits that he demonstrates during his sessions. I would highly recommend Kevin as both a career and personal coach. In fact his broad experience in both life and business is what makes him a wonderful coach and a human being to work with.
Sairan Aqrawi
Engineer, U.S.
I was a bit sceptical when I started Business Coaching. But now I am so pleased I did! Kev managed to bring out the business skills I had forgotten I had and gave me the confidence to tackle some issues I knew I had to address but had put off. Our conversations allow me to bounce off ideas that I couldn’t digest during the normal working day and gave me food for thought. After each session I felt refreshed and ready to take on whatever was thrown at me. He has a knack of asking questions that he knows you have the answers to if you dig deep enough and encourages you to find them and to believe in yourself.
Karen Anfield
Director, 3X Software Ltd
I hired Kevin as my Business Coach while I was starting my new business and also going through a divorce. Kevin's compassionate nature and solution-focused approach helped me move forward with my business while experiencing a great deal of personal transition. Kevin allowed me to discover clarity and focus while providing me with excellent accountability through our coaching together.
Carla Kerner
Business Owner, Seattle, U.S.
Kevin was fully committed to me as his client, this projected an extraordinary positive energy in the sessions which created a trustful and empowering environment to enable me to find my path for my goals. During my journey of coaching with Kevin I was in one of those “life crash moments”, he helped me to understand who I am and what I want, which has been an extraordinary remedy to bring me peace and happiness. Thank you, Kevin!
Isabel Rodriguez
Manager, Luxembourg
During my sessions with Kevin, he was able to coach me to a much sharper focus on my issues. In a very short time I gained a deeper insight, new learning and a clear way forward. The sessions were delightfully surprising, effective and professionally delivered.
Jennifer Challenger
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer, eg+ worldwide
Over the last 6 months Kevin has worked with me as my Executive Coach, during this time he has coached me through a number of key areas. As a coach, he is very calm, knowledgeable and most importantly insightful, he has a great ability to ask the right question or use the right intervention just at the right moment. Working with Kevin has been a very reinforcing and positive experience, where he has afforded me the time and space to allow me to work through the areas I brought to each session in a creative and supportive manner. Kevin is a very natural Coach and I would highly recommend him.
Alan Cheung
Group SHE Operations and Behavioural Management Director, Costain Group plc
Being coached by Kev has given me the opportunity to unashamedly think just about myself and the future and to get clarity about my own business development without feeling time-pressured. It’s lonely at the top: I don’t have anyone to talk to about decisions affecting my businesses. No-one should be an island. I was an island before Kev. Coaching is unlocking my blocks. Having the experience of someone else who is in business and speaking through solutions has been very beneficial to me. Coming up with a list of achievable goals to deliver and knowing you need to deliver them is what I wanted out of the coach - and is what I am getting.
Shelly Barratt
Founder and Director, Coya Marketing